Buzzards fly through the morning fog. The pond, only about 500 feet away, has all but disappeared in the soupy air. The dock, barely visible. Everything is wet, including Jake the horse. We feed him last nights table scraps as the cows look on, interested but too nervous to come close. Two days ago we helped cut three of them from the small herd to … Continue reading What have you been doing lately?
It’s November, 2022. It’s after 7:00 am, and it’s still dark outside. It’s 31 degrees. This past summer we sat on our patio every morning, we worked in the yard and the garden. We spent most of our time outside, and now all that is gone for this year. Now we’re inside for most of the day, finding other things to do. Lately Barb has … Continue reading November 2022
“One thing leads to another”, an expression used over and over, is ultimately true. Earlier this week Barb decided to bake bread. When we shopped for ingredients I noticed that there are different types of flour. I have been vaguely aware of varieties of flour but never gave it much thought because I’ve never baked anything before. Sad, I know. For her bread she chose … Continue reading From The Kitchen
As the summer season winds down the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the temperature gets cooler. It happens every year here in the North country, and each year it produces a feeling of closure, and ending of sorts. Every ending is also a new beginning, and what this means for us is more time spent in the studio making art and crafts, more … Continue reading Life As We Know It
We like to travel. Going places, seeing and doing new things helps make life more interesting and as Mark twain is famous for saying, “Travel is fatal to Predjudice, Bigotry, and Narrow Mindedness.” This year we’ve been to Duluth a couple times, Long Prairie, and several places nearby. At Duluth we went to the Bayfront Blues festival, and we did some genealogy at Long Prairie. … Continue reading Heading out the door
We like to garden. We have a small greenhouse and we grow lots of flowers and some vegetables. We’re also landscaping the yard with the intent of getting rid of the grass lawn. Using mulch and rocks and chosen plants we’re continuing to grow our landscaped area. As it is September, and the growing season is done, we’re making plans for next year. This section … Continue reading From the garden
For those of you who have followed this blog for years, I haven’t written anything since April, 2020. It seems I simply ran out of things to say. Things have changed over the last year and a half, for myself as well as you all I,m sure, and it looks like I’m back writing again. There is a new format here and hopefully it will … Continue reading An Introduction